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EA To Limit Star Wars: The Old Republic Launch Copies

Smooth as a smooth thing.

EA has revealed that both digital and retail launch copies of SW: TOR will be purposefully limited as to ensure as smooth a launch as possible. They have a set figure in mind for this MMO, and once sales surpass that then you will no longer be able to purchase digital copies.

Servers will then be expanded to meet demand, although there was no guide as to when copies would once again be available.

Source: Game Informer

11 Comments
  1. MrSpeedyGonzales
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    I hate it when companies like EA use aggressive marketing like this to promote Origin! They don’t even price competitively on there. It’s all just a money making scheme and the way they’re going about it is despicable. I will never be buying from Origin.

    Comment posted on 19/08/2011 at 09:37.
    • jediryan123
      Member
      Since: Nov 2008

      Its not like we have a choice unless we want miss out on great games like BF3 and SWTOR :(

      Comment posted on 19/08/2011 at 09:46.
      • KeRaSh
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Just go ahaed and buy the retail copy then. :)

        Comment posted on 19/08/2011 at 10:05.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        you know, i think you could survive that jediryan.

        Comment posted on 19/08/2011 at 17:24.
  2. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    In a way, this makes sense. Origin is pretty new, and its likely there will be some issues that will only appear with the games that are highly anticipated. No point in instantly giving the service some bad press after it crashes on day 1, preventing people from buying the game.

    Comment posted on 19/08/2011 at 14:05.
    • KeRaSh
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      This is basically what happens on day 1 with every MMO release. You have to ask yourself if you want a smooth release where you might not get the game before it sells out due to the amount of Star Wars fanboys who will queue up to get this game on release day or if you want server overloads due to huge demands. Either way, EA will make sure that you will probably not enjoy their game until a few weeks after the release… :P

      Comment posted on 19/08/2011 at 17:13.
  3. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    or this could all be marketing to drum up more business by making it look like those who don’t buy straight away will miss out.

    or am i being too cynical? ^_^

    Comment posted on 19/08/2011 at 17:24.
    • yogdog
      Member
      Since: Feb 2010

      Not cynical at all, I actually agree with you here :)

      Comment posted on 19/08/2011 at 17:35.
    • aerobes
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      That’s exactly what I thought too. So … perhaps. ;)

      Comment posted on 19/08/2011 at 17:35.
  4. OneShotWook
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    Reasonable idea,saves everyone camping the same boar spawns.

    Comment posted on 19/08/2011 at 18:31.
  5. lokiy2j
    Member
    Since: Sep 2010

    pre-ordered, so not really bothered, im sitting patiently waiting the release of SWTOR….come on!!!

    Comment posted on 19/08/2011 at 23:21.

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